Exciting Things to Do in Sicily

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  • InTheMomentManhattan
    New York City, NY1,004 contributions
    The volcano can be seen from Via Etna in Catania. On a clear day the view is quite memorable. Etna can be seen from many vanatge points outside the city as well.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Craig1986
    London, UK94 contributions
    It is a strange and eerie experience, on reflection of the visit you have to always bear in mind the reality of what happened Poggioreale and why it was abandoned, a tragic earthquake which took the lives of hundreds of people only 50 years ago and it is a living memorial to those who passed; this fact should always be front of mind if you visit. Should note that it also isn’t “open” to the public, it is fenced off with locked gates but getting in isn’t difficult and you can get over the wall very easily. We went because I am fascinated by deserted places not because we wanted to see a disaster zone (and make no mistake it is a disaster zone) but it is a time capsule and the fact that it isn’t a “tourist” spot means that you won’t have much, if any, company (we were there by ourselves). A fascinating place to visit of a bygone time, but treat it with the respect that it deserves!
    Written 22 September 2021
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  • derekzoli
    Lugo (Ravenna)110 contributions
    Ok this is probably the most incredibile spot of Favignana. If you go easly and you get a good position on the clifts you will have not problem entering the blue and cristal water.
    You have to go there at least once
    Written 18 July 2021
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  • Ryanne van vliet
    4 contributions
    We went in october. The view at the top is amazing, but the pools are even better.
    The gate was still closed, but the office next to it was open and the lady provided us with a map. We climbed over the gate and started or hike downwards.
    Wear good walking shows! It is a difficult hike with a lot of rocks. It took us 40 minutes to go downwards and an hour to go back up with breaks (we are 27/25 years old and quite healthy).
    But the Pools downstairs are worth it. You can jump from the cliffs into the water and enjoy nature! The water is cold, but you need that coolness for the way back up.
    Bring enough water to drink for the way back up.

    You can park at "parking - riserva cavagrande del cassible".

    WATCH OUT, FRAUDS ARE STILL ACTIVE. When we drove back, just around the corner there was a car standing still and someone was standing outside. My boyfriend went with a big amount of space around it, but we heard a sound like we hit a rock. When I looked back I noticed that the man was signing that we hit his car (don't know how when the space between our cars was more than 1 meter), then I luckily remembered the other TripAdvisor reviews, so we didn't stop. Thanks TripAdvisor!
    Written 6 October 2021
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  • Lonestarbc
    Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand514 contributions
    A very rewarding panoramic view from high above the town. It’s quite a hike on uneven and slippery surfaces. Take water and allow 2hrs minimum to visit.
    Buying tickets is expensive and inefficient and the only thing you’ll find up there in the way of services are waste bins.
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • Jon064
    Paphos, Cyprus102 contributions
    We took a mini cruise bewteen Naples & Sicely & were lucky enough to see Vesuvius , Mount Etna & the magnificiant Stomboli Volcano located on the Eolian Islandson North of Sicely which is known as The Lighthouse of the Mediterranean" for good reason. Stunning worth a trip to see.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Laura Vardy
    Grand Falls Windsor, Canada746 contributions
    Visited here during a tour from the Messina cruise port with Discover Messina Siciliy. The drive was over an hour long but it was worth it to see this unique and scenic landscape! Driving up the volcano was interesting; we even saw smoke coming from the volcano!
    The craters of Silvestri are two inactive craters formed as a result of the Mount Etna eruption of 1892. They are about 1900 meters above sea level, but you could reach a higher elevation if you want. We were satisfied to spend an hour or so here walking around the craters. The climb was not difficult and this site is suitable for all ages. There is also a restaurant and store that sells souvenirs near by. We were told it would be very cold on the volcano but I was comfortable in my Capri pants and t-shirt in October month.
    Written 8 November 2019
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  • Relaxed_traveller_9
    London80 contributions
    Love the simple lift here. its a short hop from the main land so gives you the option to experience island life even just for a few days. Climb the vulcano, hire a buggy to explore the island end to end. Less sophisticated than Panarea or Salina but that is its charm and there are plenty of good restaurants to try - to splash out book the restaurant at the Therasia Resort which is outstanding. The walk to the top of the Vulcano is not as strenuous as on Stomboli but gives an idea of the sheer majesty and uniqueness of these islands
    Written 15 February 2021
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  • Skaliz
    9 contributions
    Aqua Park - it compares well with the average water park I have visited with several rides. You can combine the aqua park with an evening theme park (or next day). It was quite busy in August and hence can be tough getting a ride in peak hours. However, lines cleared later in the day. During covid, one would have hoped for more compliance on distancing (despite the signs). If you have children just short of 120cm check what features they can take part in. Over-all a good waterpark.

    Theme park - it can make a good evening out. One cannot compare the theme park to larger ones, especially the Disney brand and experience. However, if taken in the spirit of an add-on with the aqua park or as a night out with children, one can make a nice excursion out of this park.
    Written 17 August 2021
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  • organante
    Madrid, Spain138 contributions
    This cave hosted several pups of monk seals over the centuries, then the seal abandoned the place becuase of the human distrbs, but now one or two specimens are back from time to time. Have a look from the sea, but please avoid to enter into the cave.
    Written 17 July 2019
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  • MwOu2014
    Brussels, Belgium119 contributions
    We parked on the 'official' parking, paid 1 euro (it's donation based at mentioned below) and walked to the municipal staircase that is just a very short walk up the road.
    The ticket boot is on the opposite side of the road. 1.5 euro pp.
    We did the stairs with our toddler, so the challenger is doable.
    The beach was smaller then we imagined and unfortunately no real hikes go from here.
    We arrived around 10.30 am and went back upstairs around lunchtime. It was getting really busy by then.
    I would advice to wear water-resistant shoes / swimming shoes for the pebbles.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Ryszard L
    Sydney, Australia330 contributions
    Unfortunately, you're not allowed to take pictures which is a bit of a let-down. It's quite eerie and first impressions are a bit confronting. The macabre spectacle afforded by the sight of the dead, all lined up in their suits and dresses, can be quite unnerving. The stories behind some of the deceased are quite interesting, sometimes bizarre. The one about Antonio Prestigiacomo, who stands upright in a niche all his own, leaning forward slightly, is of particular interest. He was given special treatment which kept his eyes open. This is because, in life, he was a bit of a ladies' man, so they mummified him with his eyes open so he could still look at the women passing by. The most touching one here is the little girl, Rosalia Lombardo, who was born in 1918 but died when she was two. She looks like she's only sleeping. It's quite disconcerting! Stories have been circulating that the little girl's eyes have been seen to open and close but I wasn't hanging around to see for myself! As for taking pictures - when I visited the Capuchin Crypt off Via Veneto in Rome there was a sign which advised you not to take pictures, I was naughty and did - not one picture came out, so I didn't bother here.
    Written 30 April 2020
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  • George B
    45 contributions
    Everytime I visit Sicily and am in the north-east side of the Island I make sure to visit Le Gole dell'Alcantara. This year I visited twice the Gole and every time I find something different to do. Last time I visited was end of June which was really hot and did not feel like walking around the foot paths but enjoying the water activities provided it was refreshing. There is also good parking area and a nice restaurant which is reasonably priced too.
    Written 3 August 2021
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  • Stephen M
    Isles of Scilly, UK5 contributions
    Lovely day out great company and nice lunch at cafe Etna **** Guides and driver knowledgeable Information on history and dynamics good.
    Written 28 December 2019
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  • clarkyUK
    Robertsbridge, UK60 contributions
    We stopped in here and spent a fun few hours keeping cool in the beautiful clear waters.
    Having read a few reviews we knew to park in the main car park then go back out onto the road and walk a few meters uphill to the town entrance... just pop over to the tourist office to buy your entry ticket and save yourself lots of money!
    Once down the safe, well-spaved steps we made our way into the river, Yes it was cold but clean and clear and the rock formations look incredible. I would highly recommend beach shoes as the river bed is rocky. We decided to see how far we could venture up-stream and had great fun clambering over the rocks and through the rapids. It's not easy and you need to be reasonably fit and able but you don't need to pay for a professional guide and equipment.
    Written 6 September 2020
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